And when they are, the so-called coaching carousel will begin. But because this is the NFL, the process of finding a new head coach must include an interview with a minority candidate.
It's the Rooney Rule, which was instituted eight years ago. During that time (and I think this figure is accurate), 12 minorities have become head coaches in the NFL. But requiring a team's president or general manager to interview a minority is one thing, following the spirit of it is something else. As the Sacramento Bee reports,